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I live in tampa bay area florida. i am working on a prototype of an electronic device that the technology already exists.I am using it in a different application what is the process do I pay a royalty? tell me what I need to do next? sincerely Jacqueline


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Is your proposed use protected by someone else's valid patent? Or is yours not covered. That is something a patent lawyer should tell you. If the matter is fully covered you'll have to license it. That involves having an experienced person, who knows what licenses are worth, contact the owner.

But ultimately tThis is a business question.


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